Epictetus

Epictetus

Roman philosopher

Lived from: 50-130 AD

Category: Philosophers

Quotes: Epictetus

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    Do not write so that you can be understood, write so that you cannot be misunderstood.
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    A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope.
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    Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.
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    A man that seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.
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    A strict belief, fate is the worst kind of slavery; on the other hand there is comfort in the thought that God will be moved by our prayers.
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    A wise man is he who does not grieve for the thing which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
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    All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
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    Covetousness like jealousy, when it has taken root, never leaves a person, but with their life. Cowardice is the dread of what will happen.
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    Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty, God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil.
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    First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
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    First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
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    For it is not death or hardship that is a fearful thing, but the fear of death and hardship.
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    Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
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    God hath entrusted me with myself.
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    He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk.
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